Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may perform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them.
-- Napoleon Bonaparte
Change your opinions, keep to your principles; change your leaves, keep intact your roots.
-- Victor Hugo
I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death.
-- Thomas Paine
I act on my principles, whether they're popular or not.
-- Gavin Newsom
A man is usually more careful of his money than he is of his principles.
-- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Having a mind that is open to everything and attached to nothing seems to me to be one of the most basic principles that you can adopt to contribute to individual and world peace.
-- Wayne Dyer
My principles are more important than the money or my title.
-- Muhammad Ali
Policies are many, Principles are few, Policies will change, Principles never do.
-- John C. Maxwell